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Experian Los Angeles Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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  1. "I was independent IT Consultant from 2005-2017."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Contractor - IT Consultant in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Experian as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    No micro management. Close to lots of restaurants and South Coast Plaza shopping center, about a 20 minute walk. Great full size cafeteria.

    Cons

    Contracts are 3-6 months but if they like you they put you on their call back list. They always have lots of ongoing projects.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Experian Consumer Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Experian full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Experian has a good culture for work/life balance. They do try to make the facilities adequate to make a good work environment.

    Cons

    Fragmented division of teams makes getting anything implemented correctly is near impossible. Appreciation of employees is more like a popularity contest than being based on skill or competence.

    Advice to Management

    Create an internal structure where problems can be identified and addressed. Stop focusing on change for the sake of change but to actually improve shortcomings.

  3. "Architect"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Experian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good training budget. Good bonus. Good technology.

    Cons

    The company cannot continue to grow the revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Need to look for a new business model.


  4. "Data Modeling Lead Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Modeling Lead Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Data Modeling Lead Analyst in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and good benefits

    Cons

    Same type of jobs over and over and busy


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Director of Web Development"

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    Current Employee - Director of Web Development in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Web Development in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    5 weeks vacation after just two years, paid paternity/maternity leave, nice technologies, have a lot of saying on the building process

    Cons

    Too many changes too fast, get very chaotic very fast, requirement change all the times and meaningless features are introduced all the times without adding any value to the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people, some areas have training all the time and we are engineering and haven't have anything for the last year and half


  6. "Transformation with momentum"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Experian has launched a new brand committed to helping people improve their quality of life through its services. The relatively new CEO brought this vision and it is fascinating to see the transformation gaining momentum. It is a different way to look at the role a data company can play in society and one that I feel very proud of.

    Cons

    What is challenging is also what I love about the company, and that is its global structure. It is amazing to work with colleagues all over the world and at Experian there is a very high degree of cooperation and courtesy. But of course there is added complexity as a result of time zone, language and cultural differences. Things take longer and there is some patience required. But overall, it is much more of a benefit than detriment.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to discover and cultivate talent. There is a process in place, but we can always do more in this area.


  7. "Work Experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Intern - Web Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Intern - Web Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Experian as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Positive experience, amazing work culture, growth focussed

    Cons

    Can't think of any.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "QA Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement across organization.

    Cons

    Slow to identify and incorporate transformational innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Clear communication of strategic transformational vision.


  9. "Automation Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Experian (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work Culture , nice Environment

    Cons

    No Cons , No Issue , No Problem..................................................................................


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Management by short-term numbers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some skilled people and good benefits; work can be satisfying

    Cons

    Management by monthly financials with no concern for longer term results so there is a constant crisis as people try to make monthly goals often resulting in shortcuts and pressure to pre-book revenue before actual delivery. When number are bad, there are always job cuts regardless of performance. No career development and lots of politics and cronyism.

    Advice to Management

    Develop coherent longer term goals and manage to them considering the future not just the current month. Appreciate the expertise that experienced people bring to the company; value and develop your employees


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